The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 67 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 37 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 2.40% 3.75% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 3.87% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 28 34 14
Average salary £37,500 £32,250 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +4.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £40,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Tester
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Nottingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1194 956 927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 95.67% 96.86% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 938 766 777
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottingham region.

Tester Salary Trend in Nottingham

Tester
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Nottingham

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 28 (65.12%) QA
2 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (55.81%) Java
4 23 (53.49%) C#
5 20 (46.51%) Finance
6 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
7 18 (41.86%) Selenium
8 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
9 14 (32.56%) SDLC
10 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
11 9 (20.93%) BDD
11 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
11 9 (20.93%) JIRA
11 9 (20.93%) HP UFT
12 8 (18.60%) Degree
12 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
12 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
12 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
12 8 (18.60%) Ranorex
13 7 (16.28%) SpecFlow
13 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
14 6 (13.95%) OO
14 6 (13.95%) TDD
14 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
14 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
15 5 (11.63%) Gherkin
15 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
15 5 (11.63%) ISEB
15 5 (11.63%) OOP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Nottingham region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 9 (20.93%) JIRA
2 9 (20.93%) HP UFT
3 8 (18.60%) Ranorex
4 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
4 7 (16.28%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
7 2 (4.65%) NeoLoad
8 1 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) Velocity
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Credit Risk
4 2 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
3 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
4 14 (32.56%) SDLC
5 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
5 9 (20.93%) BDD
6 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.95%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) OO
7 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
8 5 (11.63%) OOP
9 4 (9.30%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (6.98%) Scrum
11 2 (4.65%) HOOD
11 2 (4.65%) B2B
11 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.65%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 23 (53.49%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Korn
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.60%) Degree
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (65.12%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) New Relic
3 1 (2.33%) Perforce
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
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